Adobe Illustrator is the indispensable vector drawing tool used by digital artists around the world. As a key component of Adobe Creative Suite 4, Illustrator CS4 provides those artists with powerful drawing tools, unparalleled typographic controls, and much more. The award-winning Adobe Illustrator Wow! Book is back to inspire and teach all those artists. With its practical, yet beautiful examples, this book focuses on real-world tips, tricks, and techniques extracted from the artwork of more than 100 of the best Illustrator artists. Along the way, the book incorporates new Adobe Illustrator CS4 features, including the Blob Brush tool, multiple artboards, transparency in gradients, in-panel appearance editing, and more.
Table of Contents
1 Basics 2 Zen 3 Draw & Color 4 Beyond Basics 5 Brushes, Symbols 6 Layers, Appearances 7 Type 8 Blends, Gradients 9 Transparency 10 Live Color 11 Live Effects, Graphic Styles 12 Live 3D Effects 13 Adv Techniques 14 Web & Animation 15 Other programs
Award-winning artist, author, teacher and digital art guru, Sharon Steuer has been a major force in the digital art world for more than two decades. Her traditional and digital artwork has been exhibited widely, with awards for painting including the national Faber Birren Color Award and Windsor Newton Painting Award. Sharon is a regular columnist for creativepro.com, and is author of Creative Thinking in Photoshop: A New Approach to Digital Art as well as all editions of the best-selling Adobe Illustrator WOW! Book, which has twice received the Ben Franklin Award for best computer book.